Formerly Executive Producer of CNN's Science, Tech and Weather Unit, Peter Dykstra supervised a staff responsible for coverage of the traditional sciences, technology, the environment, space, and weather for CNN’s television, internet, and radio platforms.
His award-winning work includes a 1993 Emmy award for coverage of that year’s Mississippi River floods, and several Cable/Ace awards. He shared in a 2004 Dupont-Columbia Award for the network’s coverage of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, and a 2005 George Foster Peabody Award for CNN’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. He was the Executive Producer of two recent investigative documentaries for CNN: “The Truth About Global Warming” in October, 2007; and “Broken Government: Scorched Earth” in February, 2008.
Dykstra is a former Board member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and Chaired their 1998 National Conference. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Colorado University School of Journalism’s Charles Scripps Fellowships, and the Panel for the John Oakes Awards for Environmental Journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is a former jurist for the Keck Media Awards at the National Academy of Sciences. From 1978 to 1991, he worked for Greenpeace, and developed the media program for the US chapter of this international environmental group.
He can be reached at email@example.com.
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